Review of Caarthick Raju's second Directorial Venture `ULKUTHU' Starring Dinesh Ravi, Nandita Swetha, Sarath Logithaswa and Dilip Suburayan in Lead
Vijay K Mohan has attempted to make an intense love story with a gangster twist in it. Though this script has been used before and has all the necessary commercial elements in it, he falters in the way he had scripted the screenplay and has completely failed to keep his audiences hooked to the movie.
Sakka Podu Podu Raja
Santhanam is back with another supposedly fun filled commercial entertainer, with actor STR successfully marking his debut as a music composer. Although GL Sethuraman's has attempted to make a film that has commercial elements such as love, friendship and glamour, he falls short on the screenplay front as many loose ends are evident and has nothing new to offer.
Like the title suggests, the film is all about how a simple labourer can make a change if he puts his mind to it. After 'Thani Oruvan's' massive success, Mohan Raja is back with yet another film that is packed with a serious message, and is relatable with our everyday lives. Coupled with Sivakarthikeyan's never seen before avatar, 'Velaikkaran' is sure to strike a chord with the audience.
Pavannan has attempted to direct a film which focuses on spreading the importance of Tamil and women safety. Though his idea seems to be genuine, he failed to keep the audience hooked to the screen due to a dramatic screenplay. A special mention have to be given for using all the 247 letters of Tamil alphabets in a song.
Purus Vijayakumar has attempted to make a fantasy film, which tells us that we should be happy with the life we are given by the creators (gods) and to make the most of it instead of crying for more or less. With Nakul Jaidev as the lead, 'Bramma.Com's' execution could have been much better.
Chennai 2 Singapore
Debutant Abbas Akbar has attempted to make a commercial movie which revolves around the true struggles every youngsters who dream big goes through, and also the difficulties one face in a foreign country. 'Chennai 2 Singapore' has all the elements one expects such as; breezy love, action, sentiment comedy, etc.
Debutant Arun Prabu Purushothaman has attempted to make a film that revolves around a subject which is still considered as taboo in our country. 'Aruvi' is all about a girl who endures all the judgments due to unfortunate circumstances and rebel behaviorism. The movie's lead Aditi Balan has done complete justice to the role as she delivered a top-notch performance.
Debutant Vasudev Bhaskar has attempted to make a film which focuses on a school days tragic love story. Which succeeds in filling the audiences with warm nostalgic memories, sentiment, love, fun and sorrow.
Producer CV Kumar now officially turns into a director with 'Maayavan'. This crime thriller is based on a simple whodunnit concept, with less to none commercial elements and a confusing screenplay. The chase to solve the mystery behind who is pulling the strings is interesting.
Richie, is a remake of a Kannada blockbuster film, 'Ulidavaru Kandanthe', with few plot changes. Debutant Gautham Ramachandran has done a pretty decent job in the directorial department, but has completely gone over the top and has complicated the screenplay a little too much. Yet, Nivin Pauly's performance will not come off as a disappointment to you.
Selva Varadharajan has directed and played the lead role in the film. '12-12-1950', is a crime entertainer, which is a tribute of sorts for the Superstar Rajinikanth fans out there. Though the concept seems interesting, the film lacks the reason to why the movie should be celebrated. Still, it is a decent watch.
Sibi goes on an near to impossible mission to find his ex-girlfriend's lost daughter, when everyone else around him claims that she does not exist. Sathya, is a honest remake of the Telugu blockbuster film, Kshanam, and contains all the necessary elements one expects in story like this; mystery, confusion, edge of the seat thrill and a shocking climax.
After 'Komban' and 'Marudhu', M Muthaiah is back again with another village backdrop film, which focuses on family sentiments. In 'Kodiveeran', it mainly focuses on siblings and brother-in-law relationship. The film contains all the necessary elements one expects in such a family oriented story, like; decent romance, action, sentiment, dialogues and endless drama.
Director Aarupadaiyappan, has attempted to make an intense film which revolves around the sentiments of a mentally challenged son and a loving mother, almost like Jiiva's 'Ram'. Though it sounds interesting, the way the film has scripted was really poor. Tej Charanraj, is the son of a popular veteran actor Charan raj, who is predominately known for his roles as a villain.
Vijay Antony successfully turns into an editor with 'Annadurai', and has for the first time performed in dual roles. The film is packed with all the necessary elements like; romance, action, sentiment, and endless drama, which can be completely family oriented film.
While Susi Ganeshan's 'Thiruttuppayale' focused on illicit affairs, manipulation and blackmail. 'Thiruttuppayale 2' revolves around the reality and negativity of social network and technology. Susi has given you all the reason to be conscious when it comes to internet, because there is a reason to why it is known as the 'World Wide Web', with a simple script.
Guru Uchaththula Irukkaru
'Guru Uchaththula Irukkaru' is a rural based family entertainer, which has all the necessary elements such as romance, comedy, action, sentiment, etc. Though the movie lacked a story which keeps you engaged with the script, the film's making is pretty good.
'English Padam' revolves around three victims who gets together and take revenge on a conning thief. Kumaresh Kumar has attempted to make a con heist film, mixed with humour, horror and action. The film starts off interestingly but then it takes a pathetic downfall, as he has tried to include so many genres, that the screenplay looses track and fails to make sense towards the end.
Mecheri Vana Bhathrakali
Mecheri Vana Bhathrakali, is a devotional movie with an age old script, but has completely failed to keep the audience hooked to the story as the screenplay is boring, old and has nothing new or refreshing to offer.
MS Anand, has attempted to make an anthology of sorts movie, which focuses on different lives of people who has suffered the wrath of the Sri Lankan warzone. Though the concept seems interesting, this film is like all other attempts at re-creating the civil war which took place at Sri Lanka.